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Full day explore of Iona with your guide Sarah exploring the landscape, history and geology of Iona. As you traverse the land you will begin to understand what you are seeing and getting to explore the hidden corners of Iona. Iona is very different geologically from the Isle of Mull. The rocks are much older with the oldest dated at over 2000 million years old. The colours of these rocks can be spectacular, especially on freshly wave-washed rock, you will begin to understand how these stunningly coloured rocks were created. We walk south towards St Columba’s Bay, where the saint is said to have landed we will explore the bay with a chance to find a semi-precious stone, including the famous Iona greenstone, any pebbles you find will be identified for you. Then on to the marble quarry, the marble is a beautiful white colour and has been highly revered since ancient times. Much of the quarrying equipment is still in place, a good example of industrial archaeology, it is a very atmospheric place. Then we slowly wend our way back northwards to see the Spouting Cave with its blowhole and Bay at the Back of the Ocean, ending a wonderful day out on the magical Isle of Iona.
I'm founder and the guide for a wonderful specialist small tour company Celtic Compass, taking you to the hidden places that most don't go to or know about. We explore the magnificent country of Scotland through storytelling, folklore, geology, ecology, archeoastronomy and of course its food and drink! Creating unique tours of the ancient, special and sacred places of Scotland, giving you the chance to really understand this ancient land.
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Full day explore of Isle of Iona. We will walk south towards St Columba’s Bay, where Iona’s prized greenstone can be found, small pebbles of which are known as St Columba's tears. We will identify any of the beautiful pebbles you find. Then onto the Iona quarry with its world famous marble. Throughout the day you will learn how the landscape was formed, a fascinating insight, making you feel connected with the place as you walk this ancient land.
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Un maximum de 10 voyageurs âgés de 18 ou plus peuvent participer.
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Please remember driving on Mull, is on single track roads and can take longer than you think! So to be in time for the ferry, please allow some spare time.
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